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American Religious History

Andrew Gardner Meredith Ross Charlie McCrary
David (Gene) Mills Megan Leverage Dan Wells
Matthew Coston Adam Sweatman Andy McKee
Bradley Robertson Sher Afgan Tareen Dan Roeber
Adam Park Jacob Hicks  

 

History and Ethnography of Religions

Jesse Miller Rebecca Peters Ian Reed
Roland Mullins    

 

Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy

Luke Arredondo Thomas Carrico Emily Cox
Ryan Donovan Jeff Gottlieb Sam Houston
Steven Lane Will Livingston Josh Lupo
Nathan Moats    

 

Religions of Western Antiquity

Carson Bay David A. Skelton  


American Religious History


Andrew Gardner

Publications:

Reimagining Zion: A History of the Alliance of Baptists, (Macon, GA, 2015).

“Reversing Roles: Denominational Community among the American Baptist Churches USA and the Alliance of Baptists,” The American Baptist Quarterly, (accepted and forthcoming).

Prize:

Winner of the American Baptist Historical Societies Torbet Prize for best essay in any area of Baptist History, for “Reversing Roles: Denominational Community among the American Baptist Churches USA and the Alliance of Baptists.”

 

Meredith Ross

Publication:

"House of Card," Journal of Religion and Popular Culture (accepted and forthcoming).

Presentations:

"'I Don't Want That Culture Around My Children’: Anxiety, Islam, and Book Banning in Contemporary America,” American Academy of Religion 2015 Annual Meeting. 

"'Think of Your Library as an Arm of Your Church’: 20th Century American Church Libraries and the Function of Reading,” Florida State University Department of Religion Graduate Student Symposium, 2016.

"'Christianity is not an Enemy of Neomasculinity’: Men’s Rights Activists, Religion, and Classification," American Academy of Religion 2016 Southeast Regional Meeting.

"The Collision of Religion and Information Studies in mid-20th Century Church Libraries," Syracuse Religion Graduate Conference, 2016.

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Charlie McCrary

Publications:

"Secular Publics and the Study of Religion: A Few Considerations for Critical Scholars" in Steven Ramey, ed., Fabricating Difference (Equinox, accepted and forthcoming). 

"New Directions in the Study of American Religious Freedom," review essay, Symposia (accepted and forthcoming).

Presentations:

Roundtable participant (and travel award recipient), “Uses of Religion in 19th-Century Studies,” Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, March, 2016.

"'Some Old-time Wrongdoing or Indecency': Religious Freedom and an Accused Fortune Teller in Brooklyn," SECSOR, March 2016.

"'Honestly and in Good Faith': Sincere Beliefs, State Truths, and Public Reason," AAR, Nov. 2015.

"Fortune Telling and American Religious Freedom," invited presentation, Northwestern University, North American Religions Workshop, spring, 2016.

Professional Office:

Co-founder, Consultation on Secularism, Religious Freedom, and Global Politics, SECSOR/AAR-SE.

 

David (Gene) Mills

Publication:

Review of Remembering Iosepa: History, Place, and Religion in the American West, by Matthew Kester. Communal Societies Journal 35:1 (2015).

Presentation:

“Samuel Mānaiakalani Kamakau, Haku Mo’olelo: Translation from Orality to
Textuality as Ritual Reconciliation in 19th Century Hawai’i” presented at the meeting of the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion, March 5, 2016.

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Megan Leverage

Presentations:

(2015). Mormonism’s “Peculiar Doctrines” and the Political Consequences of Categorization. Paper presented at the annual graduate student conference on religion at Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA.

(2015). Second Creation and Procreation: Gender, Sexuality, and the Family in Transhumanist New Religious Movements. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA.

(2016). Joseph Smith’s Chocolate-Colored Seer Stone: Missions, Magic, and Mormon Materiality. Paper presented at the annual graduate student symposium of the Department of Religion at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

(2016). Dispensational Premillennialism in Hollywood Business Films during the Reagan Era. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion, Atlanta, GA.

(2016). Managing Peculiarity in 20th and 21st Century Mormonism. Paper presented at the annual graduate student conference of the Department of Religious Studies at University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.

 

Dan Wells

Publications (accepted/published):

“Decentering Graham: The Materiality of Billy Graham and the Construction of American Conservatism,” in Material Religion (2016), forthcoming.

Review of Thomas E. Buckley, Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson’s Statute in Virginia (Charlottesville, VA: Virginia University Press, 2015), in The History Teacher (2016), forthcoming.

Review of Vincent L. Bush, ed. MisReading America: Scriptures and Difference (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013), inJournal of Religious History (2016), forthcoming.

Review of Ian Tyrell. Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt’s America (Chicago: Chicago Press, 2015), in Itinerario: The Journal of the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction (2016), forthcoming.

Review of Grant Wacker. America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2014), in Material Religion (January 2016).

Review of Brantley W. Gasaway. Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice (Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2014), in Journal of Southern Religion (2015).

“American Revolution,” in Encyclopedia of the Atlantic World, 1400-1900: Europe, Africa, and the Americas in An Age of Exploration, Trade, and Empires (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Publishers, 2016), forthcoming.

“Earl Arnett Seamands,” in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015).

“Edwin Lewis,” in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015).

“Restrictive Rules of 1808 (Methodist),” in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015).

“Richard Harvey Cain,” in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015).

“Thomas Vasey,” in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015).

“Historical Misuses of Luther,” in Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), forthcoming.

“Reformation in American Memory,” in Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), forthcoming. 

“Why the Reformation Matters – To Anglicans,” in Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), forthcoming.

“Why the Reformation Matters – To Roman Catholics,” in Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), forthcoming. 

Presentations:

"'How I Became A Premillennialist’: Conversion and Self-Displacement in the International Prophecy Conference Movement,” 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion.

“This is God’s Country: Early Florida Methodism and the Construction of Sacred Spaces,” Communal Studies Association Annual Conference. Pleasant Hill, KY. October 2015.

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Matthew Coston

Presentation:

"Mortuary Law and the Production of American Mourning Culture," SECSOR, 2016.

 

Adam Sweatman

Publications:

Entry on “Thich Nhat Hanh” in War and Religion: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict, edited by Jeffrey Shaw (ABC-CLIO, forthcoming, 2017).

“A Generous Heterodoxy: Emergent Village and the Emerging Milieu” accepted for forthcoming volume on the Emerging Church Movement edited by Randall Reed and Michael Zbaraschuk.

Presentations:

“”He Dies When It Dies, Man!”: Competing Apocalyptic Visions in American Cinema,” The Virginia Colloquium in Theology, Ethics, and Culture, May 2016.

“Man of Letters, Prophet of God: Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Origins of Poetry,” at the FSU Graduate Symposium, Feb. 2016.

“”We Charge Genocide:” Lemkin, Patterson, and the Rhetoric of Atrocity,” Religion in America panel at SECSOR, March 2016.

“A Generous Heterodoxy: Emergent Village and the Emerging Milieu,” Emerging Church, Millennials, and Religion Seminar, AAR annual meeting, Nov. 2015.

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Andy McKee

Presentations:

“Between Cult and New Religious Movement: Teaching ‘Controversial’ Religious Groups in an Introduction to World Religions Classroom,” Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion, Atlanta, Georgia (March, 2016).

“Jesus Christ Allin: The Last True Rock and Roller,”15th Annual Florida State Graduate Student Symposium, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida (February, 2016).

“Savage Knowledge: Phrenology and the Creation of True Frontier Religion,” 4th Annual Graduate Conference on Religion, Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts (October, 2015)

“Marking the Protestant Empire: Science, Religion, and Imperialism on the Frontier,” 7th Annual Southeast Regional Graduate Student Conference, Florida State University, Tallahassee Florida (March, 2015).

“Administrating the Cherokee to Civilization: Savage Laws and the Making of Domestic, Dependent Nations,” Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion, Nashville, Tennessee (March, 2015). 

Professional office:

Co-Chair, Religion in America section, Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (2016–  )

 

Bradley Robertson

Presentation

"The Appropriation of the Apocalypse: Cataclysmic Representation and Rhetoric in Video Games," SECSOR annual meeting, 2016.

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Sher Afgan Tareen

Awards: 

Best Paper Prize for “Memphis State Eight,” University of Memphis Fifteenth Annual Graduate Conference in African-American History February 2015

Publications: 

Review of Rudolph T. Ware III The Walking Qurʼan: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014) for H-Net Reviews (In Progress; anticipated publication date May 2016).

Review of Michael Barkun Disaster and the Millenium (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1986) for Teach 3.11 (accepted; anticipated publication date May 2016).

“Religion and Empire: A Historiographical Survey of Islam in Africa,” Review Essay for The Journal of Africana Religions, ed. Sylvester Johnson and Edward E. Curtis (accepted; anticipated publication date September 2016).

“Bilalian Ethnics and the Subversion of Civil Religion,” in The Rhetoric of Religion: Sinners, Saints, and Symbols, ed. Jason Edwards (accepted; anticipated publication date June 2016) 

Presentations: 

“Neither White nor Black: Imagining a Bilalian Civil Religion” Paper Presentation at the Graduate Association for African American History Conference, University of Memphis, TN (February 2015).

“The Ghetto is in the Mind: Racialized Bodies, Deracialized Places, and the Creation of a Bilalian Muslim” Civil Religion” Paper Presentation at the Graduate Student Symposium, Florida State University, FL (February 2015).

“Overcoming the Black Body as a Nation’s Burden: The Nation of Islam and Imagining a non-racist Civil Religion,” Paper Presentation at the Graduate Student Symposium, Florida State University, FL (February 2015).

“Black Islam and the Subversion of American Civil Religion” Paper Presentation at the South Eastern Commission for the Study of Religion, Nashville TN (March, 2015).

“Spatial Islamophobia: Law, Geography, Governance.” Paper Presentation at the American Academy of Religion Conference, Atlanta, GA (November 2015).

“Beyond Religion and Science: Print, Conversion and the African-American Ahmadiyya” Paper Presentation at the Graduate Association for African American History Conference, University of Memphis, TN (February 2016).

“Book Culture and the Making of the African-American Ahmadiyya” Paper Presentation at the Graduate Student Symposium, Florida State University, FL (February 2016).

“It Betokens a Newsy Periodical: Book Culture and the Black Ahmadiyya,” Paper Presentation at the South Eastern Commission for the Study of Religion, Atlanta, GA (March, 2016).

“This Has Nothing to do with Islam! Zoning Laws and Spatial Islamophobia” Paper Presentation at the Islam and the Modern State Graduate Student Conference Sponsored by the Buffet Institute for Global Studies Conference, Northwestern University, IL (April 2016).

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Dan Roeber

Presentations:

"Rise Up, O Man of God: Evaluating the Historiography of the Men and Religion Forward Movement.” Evangelical Theological Society National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 17-19, 2015.

"Disney as Religion: How a Man Became More.” Department of Religion Graduate Student Symposium, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, February 19-21, 2016.

 

Adam Park

Publications:

Review of Matthew Avery Sutton, American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism in Religion (forthcoming 2016).
Review of Thomas J. Little, The Origins of Southern Evangelicalism: Religious Revivalism in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1670-1760 in Religion 45:3 (July 2015): 483-486. 

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Jacob Hicks

Publications:

Review of Varieties of Southern Religious History: Essays in Honor of Donald G. Mathews, edited by Regina D. Sullivan and Monte Harrell Hampton (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2015), in the North Carolina Historical Review. Submitted and forthcoming in 2016/2017.

Review of Patrick D. Bowen, A History of Conversion to Islam in the United States, Volume 1: White American Muslims Before 1975 (Leiden: Brill, 2015), in Nova Religio. Submitted and forthcoming in 2016/2017.

Review of Zareena Grewal, Islam Is a Foreign Country: American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority (New York: New York University Press, 2014), in Nova Religio. Submitted and forthcoming in 2016.

Presentations:

“John Leland, Baptist Affiliation with the Democratic-Republican Party, and Disestablishment in Massachusetts, ” Southern Connecticut State University, New England Historical Association Fall 2015 Conference, New Haven, CT (October 2015).
 
“Banditry in the Balkans: An American Baptist Missionary Observes the Failure of Sharia in Late Ottoman Greece,” Atlanta Perimeter Marriott Hotel, Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion annual conference, Atlanta, GA (March 2016). 

Awards:

Edward H. and Marie C. Kingsbury Award, FSU (2015-16)

Travel Grant, Congregational Library and Archives in Boston, MA (2015)

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History and Ethnography of Religions


Jesse Miller

Publications:

Hellweg, Joseph, Joshua Englehardt, and Jesse Miller. 2016. "Raising the Dead: Altered States, Anthropology, and the Heart of Sisala Experience." Anthropology and Humanism 40 (2): 206-224

Symposium Presentations:

The Florida State Dept. of Religion Graduate Student Symposium, “The Body as a Canvas of Protest: Women in the Nation of Islam” ( February 2015)

The Florida State Dept. of Religion Graduate Student Symposium, "Sound as Dolung: An Attempt to Understand Death Divination in Sisala Terms” (February 2016)

Conference Presentations:

African and Diasporic Religious Studies Association Conference, Harvard University
“Sound as Regeneration: An Attempt to Understand Death Divination in Local Terms”
(April 2015)

Society for the Anthropology of Religion, San Diego, CA
“Sound as Dolung: An Attempt to Understand Death Divination within Sisala Cosmology”
(April 2015)

Rebecca Peters

Conference Presentations:

South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference, FSU, January 2016, “Filmic Representations of Draupadi: powerful or vicitimized?”

The Cultures of New India, University of Brighton, Brighton England, January 2016, “Filmic Representations of Draupadi: powerful or vicitimized?”

FSU Religion Department Graduate Student Symposium, FSU, February, 2016, “Representing Belief: Shi’i Symbolism in Modern Iranian Films”

International Conference on the Global Status of Women and Girls, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia, March 2016, “Gender Representation in Indian Films: A Response to ‘Gender Bias Without Borders’”

Awards:

Academic year 2016-2017: American Institute of Indian Studies in Jaipur, India

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Ian Reed

Awards:

Academic year 2016-2017: American Institute of Indian Studies in Calcutta

Roland Mullins

Conference Presentation:

FSU Religion Department Graduate Student Symposium, FSU, February, 2016,"Saiva Mantrins in the Mahābhārata?"

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Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy

Luke Arredondo

Conference Papers
Presented at Florida State University Graduate Student Symposium, Feb. 20
Paper Title: The Role of Religious Argumentation in the Responsibility to Protect: An Analysis of Paul Ramsey’s Ethics of War

Presented at Stein Center for Social Research Conference on Re-Engaging Humanae Vitae, Feb. 26 at Ave Maria University
Paper Title: Populorum Progressio as an Interpretive Lens for Humanae Vitae

Presented at SECSOR 2016, March 5th in Atlanta
Paper Title: A Hermeneutic of Continuity: Pope Francis’ Ecology in Context

Thomas Carrico

Presentations
“Comparison and the Production of Knowledge.”
§  Invited Respondent to “Comparison” Panel at North American Association for the Study of Religion National Meeting, “Method Today.” San Antonio, TX. November 2016.

“A Social Critique of the Judgment of Morals: Pierre Bourdieu and Comparative Religious Ethics”
§  Presented in the Comparative Religious Ethics Group, American Academy of Religion, National Meeting. Atlanta, GA. November 2015.

“Marx, Schumpeter, Bourdieu: Accounting for Social Change”
§  Presented at FSU Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy Colloquium. October 2015.
“Theorizing Comparative Religious Ethics: A Proposal”

§ Presented in the Method and Theory of Religion Group, American Academy of Religion, Southeast Regional Meeting. Nashville, TN. March 2015.

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Emily Cox

Presentations
Bioethics Forum Meeting, FSU College of Medicine--"Organ Donation and Religious Traditions: On the Morality of Compensation for Transplantation" (Upcoming) 

Ryan Donovan

Presentations
"Thomistic Natural Law and the Limitations of Reason," 14th Annual Florida State University Department of Religion Graduate Student Symposium (Feb. 2015)

"Hannah Arendt on the Possibilities of Conscience in the Face of Moral Crisis," Ways of Knowing 2015: 4th Annual Graduate Conference on Religion at Harvard Divinity School (Oct. 2015)

"Post-Secularity and Public Reason in Habermas's Late Writings on Religion," 15th Annual Florida State University Department of Religion Graduate Student Symposium (Feb. 2016)

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Jeff Gottlieb

Publications
“Ethnic Cleansing.” America and the World, 1776 to the Present, Dictionary of American History Supplement, eds. Edward Blum, Cara Burnidge, Emily Conroy-Krutz, and David Kinkela. Scribner’s (2016).

“Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” America and the World, 1776 to the Present, Dictionary of American History Supplement, eds. Edward Blum, Cara Burnidge, Emily Conroy-Krutz, and David Kinkela. Scribner’s (2016).

Paper Presentations
“Helping Justice Ginsburg Close the Floodgates: A Proposal to Limit RFRA Exemptions.” Freedom of (and from) Religion: Debates over Accommodation of Religion in the Public Sphere, University of California Santa Barbara, May 1st, 2015.

“Avoiding the Slippery Slope: A Suggested Principle for RFRA Exemptions.” Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion, Nashville, TN, March 8th, 2015.

Sam Houston

Publications
Essays (Non-peer Reviewed)
“ISIS, Poetry, and the Romance of Jihād; or How Reading The New Yorker Can Save Religious Studies from the Rhetoric of Authenticity.” Marginalia Review of Books Blog, June 16, 2015.

“Idols or Artifacts? An Exercise in Self-Reflexivity When Pondering ISIS’s Destruction of Mosul’s Antiquities.” Religious Studies News, American Academy of Religion, March 2015.  

Book Reviews
“Review of Garden, Kenneth, The First Islamic Reviver: Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī and His Revival of the Religious Sciences.” H-Mideast-Medieval, H-Net Reviews. August, 2015.

Presentations
“Al-Ghazālī, Public Virtue, and the Duty to ‘Command Right and Forbid Wrong.’” Revisiting Al-Ghazali: Reason and Revelation. Zaytuna College. Berkeley, CA. March 5, 2016.

“‘Soldiers of God’: Tarbīya, Virtue, and Islamist Activism.” Islamic Mysticism Group. American Academy of Religion, National Meeting. Atlanta, GA. November 22, 2015.

"Jihād and Social Activism in Moroccan Islam.” International Studies Association, National Meeting. New Orleans, LA. February 18, 2015.

“The Tradition of ‘Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong’ in the Islamist Discourse of ‘Salafi Sufi’ ʿAbd al-Salam Yassine.” Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics. Chicago, IL. January 11, 2015.

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Steven Lane

Presentations
"Uncivil Religion: Prayer Shaming and the American Culture Wars" at the FSU Grad Student Symposium (2016)

"Sibling Rivalry: A Socio-historical Account of Evangelical Political Involvement" at the Wesleyan Theological Society (2016)

Will Livingston

Publications 
“Judge, Jury, Executioner: Assessing Deadpool’s Genocide of the Marvel Universe.” Book chapter, Deadpool and Philosophy (forthcoming, Open Court Publishing Company).

“Judge, Jury, Executioner: Assessing Deadpool’s Genocide of the Marvel Universe,” in Nicolas Michaud, ed. Deadpool and Philosophy (Open Court Publishing Company). [forthcoming]

“Fantasy,” in Allan Pero and Kel Pero, eds. The Encyclopedia of Cultural Theory, (University of Toronto Press). [forthcoming]

“Myth,” in Allan Pero and Kel Pero, eds. The Encyclopedia of Cultural Theory (University of Toronto Press). [forthcoming]

Conference Presentations
“Creative Justice or Creating ‘Justice’?: ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ and the Politics of Race, Sex, and Transgression,” Race, Gender, and Visual Culture panel at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR) 5 March 2016.

“Looking for God in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: An Analysis of Free Will, the Problem of Evil, and Theodicy in Pop Culture,” Cinema/Religion panel at the 15th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, Tallahassee, 21 February 2016.

“Hashtag Humanism: An Ethico-Political Analysis of #BlackLivesMatter and #JeSuisCharlie,” Religion and Freedom of Expression: Teaching about Activism and Terrorism in Liberal Societies panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), Atlanta, 23 November, 2015.

  1. “Conceptualizing a Second Civil Rights Movement: Black Lives Matter, Resistance Ethics, and Harry Potter,” Ethics and Resistance panel at the 14th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, Tallahassee, 20 February 2015.

Harry Potter and Bioethics: Here and Beyond,” annual meeting of the National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference, Florida State University, 11 April 2015.

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Josh Lupo

Publications
Articles
“The Affective Subject: Emmanuel Levinas and Michel Henry on the Role of Affect in the Constitution of Subjectivity.” Sophia (forthcoming 2016)

Book Reviews
“The Role of Affect in Theology and Public Life: A Review of Joshua Hordern’s Political Affections: Civic Participation and Moral Theology.” Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal 98.1 (February 2015): 90–98.

Book Notes
Michael Gubser’s The Far Reaches: Phenomenology, Ethics, and Social Renewal in Central Europe (Stanford UP, 2014). Religious Studies Review 41.4 (December 2015): 177–78.

Presentations
“The Political Theology of Moses Mendelssohn and the Limits of Agonistic Democracy.” 2016 Indiana University Jewish Studies Graduate Student Association Conference. Bloomington, Ind.

“Revising the Materialist Approach: A Phenomenological Account of Human Agency.” 2015 Southeastern Committee for the Study of Religion. Nashville, Tenn.

Nathan Moats

Presentations
“Thomas Aquinas and Conditional Sovereignty”-Florida State University Graduate Student Symposium: 2/21/16

“Piper’s Problematic Providence: A Critical Analysis of John Piper’s Perspective on Providence and its Problematic Implications” -Evangelical Philosophical Society Southeast Regional Meeting: 3/18/16

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Religions of Western Antiquity

Carson Bay

Fellowships & Grants (2016)
Fulbright Research Grant, Institute of International Education, 2016-2017 Academic Year
            “Multiculturalism in Josephus” with Lutz Doering at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
>>Read more on "Florida State 24/7"

Endeavour Research Fellowship, Australian Government, July-December 2016
            Coptic manuscript research with Malcolm Choat at Macquarie University, Sydney, AU (declined)

Prizes & Awards (2016)
Graduate Student Paper Prize, South-East Commission for the Study of Religion, 2016
            “Austin on Paul: Reading ἀνάθεμα ἔστω in Galatians 1:8–9 with Speech-Act Theory”


Journal Articles
“The Transmission and Transformation of Paideia in Roman Egyptian Monasticism,” Conversations with the Biblical World (2014): 334–63. (came out in Fall 2015)
“Lion of the Apocalypse: A Leonine Messiah in the Book of Revelation,” Biblical Research 60 (2015): forthcoming.


Conference Presantations (2015-2016 Academic Year)
“Religion on the Ground: Lived Religion in Heliodorus’ Aethiopica” Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, 18 March 2016

“Austin on Paul: Reading ἀνάθεμα ἔστω in Galatians 1:8–9 with Speech-Act Theory” South-East Commission for the Study of Religion Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 5 March 2016

“Angels and Demons in Josephus’ Literary Corpus: Toward a Supernatural Vocabulary” Florida State University Department of Religion Graduate Student Symposium, Tallahassee, FL, 21 February 2016

“What’s in Your Mouth? Food, Famine, and Knowing You’re Cursed by God in Josephus’ Maria Story    (Jewish War 6.193–213)” Ways of Knowing: Graduate Student Conference, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, 22 October 2015

David A. Skelton

Awards
Fulbright Grant, Universität Göttingen, 2016-2017 >>Read more on "Florida State 24/7"
International Dissertation Semester Research Fellowship, Göttingen, 2016-2017
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Göttingen, 2016-2017 (award declined)

Publications

Skelton, David et al., The Wisdom of Ben Sira according to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation. Antioch Bible Series. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2013 (forthcoming)

Skelton, David and Jacob Lollar. “Wisdom of Solomon in Syriac” in Textual History of the Bible. Vol. 2: Deutero-Canonical Scriptures (ed. Matthias Henze), (forthcoming).

 “שקד” in Theologisches Wörterbuch zu den Qumrantexten (ed. H-J. Fabry; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer-Verlag, 2011- ) (Contributions translated into German for publication), (forthcoming).

Review of The Unfolding Mystery of the Divine Name: The God of Sinai in Our Midst by Michael P. Knowles. In Leaven 21:113-114 (2013).

Presentations

(2015) “Angels Among Us? The Watchers Myth and Angelology in Ephrem’s Commentary on Genesis.” Paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Conference. Joint Session of Syriac and Ethiopic Literature panels.

(2015)  “Ben Sira’s Reappraisal of Enoch and Enochic Lore in the Praise of the Ancestors.” Paper presented at Graduate Symposium, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 20 February and SECSOR Nashville, Tenn., 6-8 March.

(2014)  “Dangerous Body and Precarious Subjectivity: Sir 22:27-23:6 and the Ideal Scribe.” Paper presented at the Florida State University Department of Religion Graduate Student Symposium, Tallahassee, Florida, 22 February.

(2013 ) “Parody and Travesty: A Bakhtinian Reading of Esther 6:1-14.” Paper presented at the Florida State University Department of Religion Graduate Student Symposium, Tallahassee, Florida, February and Christian Scholars Conference, Lipscomb University Nashville, Tenn., 7 June.

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